Hot Springs AR News

Things to do in Hot Springs, Arkansas on Real Food Traveler

by traveloffer | July 1, 2018

Between the white tablecloths and Brooklyn-style pies, the culinary scene in Hot Springs is every bit as enticing as the town’s unique history. After you read this article, be sure to take some time to enjoy our podcast interview with Tom Hill, museum curator of Hot Springs National Park. He weaves a wonderful tale about the history of the town.

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by Adam Sawyer | Published on Jun 10, 2018

Tour 14 top attractions in Hot Springs Arkansas, including Hot Springs National Park, Mountain Tower, Bathhouse Row, Lake Ouachita Vista Trail, Oaklawn Racing & Gaming, and Garvan Woodland Gardens.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas: All about water, and more

Ann Yungmeyer | Travel       Bristol Herald-Courier  Bristol, Virginia               May 27, 2018

Mention Hot Springs, and thoughts immediately go to our region’s favorites: Hot Springs, Virginia, with the historic Omni Homestead Resort in Bath County; and Hot Springs, North Carolina, a favorite stop on the Appalachian Trail. And then, there is Hot Springs, Arkansas, near Little Rock.

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How to Spend a Weekend in Hot Springs, Arkansas


Hot Springs, Arkansas, has quite a storied past. What once was on the fast track to becoming the Las Vegas of the South in the early 1900s, complete with gambling, casinos and brothels in plain sight on the town’s main drag, became a popular destination spot for its thermal mineral water that bubbled up naturally out of the ground and was thought to have healing power.

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​On The Trail: Hot Springs National Park

CBS News | March 6, 2016

CBS Sunday Morning came to Hot Springs in 2016 as part of it’s popular “On The Trail” series featuring some of our nation’s national parks. Take a look!

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Two Great Places to Stay in Hot Springs

by America’s Best Racing | March 28, 2017

Horse racing fans heading to Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., have two new incredible lodging options that have opened since last season: The Waters and The Hotel Hot Springs. Both hotels are located in historic downtown and are within walking distance to many great Spa City attractions, restaurants, bars and shops, and both are a short drive away from the track. I have been a guest at both establishments and can give each a hearty recommendation.

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104-Year-Old Building Finds New Life as Hot Springs Boutique Hotel

by Bear State of Mind | 2017

Historic downtown Hot Springs has a new jewel in her crown.

The Waters, a new 62-room boutique hotel across from Bathhouse Row, opened in the renovated Thompson Building. The Waters, which has quickly become a favorite retreat in Spa City, retains many features of the original historical building while providing a modern experience.

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24 hours in Hot Springs. The city that was built on water.

by Arkansas Times | October 26, 2017

Though Hot Springs once had its share of elegant hotels, the lodging scene has been on the decline — until now. The Waters Hotel, opposite from Bathhouse Row at 340 Central Ave., opened in February 2016 after a 16-month, $8 million renovation. The work transformed the circa 1913 Thompson Building into a sleek, 62-room boutique hotel worthy of any bustling metropolis and a top-tier nightly price. Featuring an outdoor garden, shopping and nightlife just steps away, and on-site fine dining at The Avenue restaurant, The Waters is definitely the place to stay if you want an upscale Hot Springs experience.

Read more at https://www.arktimes.com/arkansas/24-hours-in-hot-springs/Content?oid=10966305

The 25 Best Small Towns in America

Take a soak in this spa town in the Ouachita Mountains. Population: 36,867 A trip to Hot Springs wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the eight historic bathhouses to soak in the town’s namesake mineral springs. Other area attractions include the Garvan Woodland Gardens, the Magic Springs Water and Theme Park, and the Hot Springs Mountain Tower. Be sure to check out the town’s collection of Art Deco buildings.

Read more at https://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/best-small-towns-america

Modern look, classic dishes at The Avenue.  You’ll find elevated comfort food there.

By Arkansas Times | February 8, 2018

The Avenue is sleek, clean and well lit. A wall of windows lined with barstools looks out onto Central Avenue, a perfect perch for people-watching. The marble bar is underlit with blue LEDs. Modern light fixtures let you know you’re somewhere brand new and framed black-and-white photos positioned along the walls let you know you’re also sipping cocktails in a place with some history.

Read more at https://www.arktimes.com/arkansas/modern-look-classic-dishes-at-the-avenue/Content?oid=14363556

Top 5 Valentine’s Day Getaway Places in America Revealed

By Steve Winston – World Property Journal | February 9, 2018

#5 – THE WATERS HOTEL, HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS – Hot Springs, Arkansas is a little piece of Paradise. It’s a beautiful old town in the hills, blessed with deep-green forests and cool streams and paths in Nature and a classic Old-Time downtown with colorful shops and restaurants. And, of course, those famous hot springs, where you can “take the waters.” And there’s a new hotel in town, in a beautifully-restored structure built as a medical building in 1913. The Waters Hotel opened just recently, with restored original touches to the building such as Corinthian pilasters, marble floors, and glazed-terracotta exterior. The Avenue–a southern artisan-style restaurant led by award-winning chef and Le Cordon Bleu alumnus Casey Copeland–was added to provide a romantic atmosphere. This is a boutique hotel with only 62 rooms, and a devotion to personal service. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, the “Romantic Retreat Package” is just that, with features such as relaxing massages and spa treatments at the neighboring Quapaw Bathhouse. And it all happens in a town that looks like a Currier & Ives postcard.

Read more at http://www.worldpropertyjournal.com/featured-columnists/great-destinations/adventures-on-the-gorge-the-waters-hotel-hotel-les-mars-lands-creek-log-cabins-western-riviera-lakeside-lodging-best-valentines-day-vacation-destinations-in-2018-valentines-day-vacations-10747.php.